Today’s the day! Return to Wonderland, Macmillan’s new anthology of short stories based on characters from Alice in Wonderland, is published in the UK and Ireland today, and I’m so proud to have written one of the 11 short stories in it.
The contributors are: Peter Bunzl, Pamela Butchart, Maz Evans, Swapna Haddow, Patrice Lawrence, Chris Smith, Lauren St John, Lisa Thompson, Piers Torday, Amy Wilson and me – and last night most of us got to meet up for the launch!
It’s been so much fun to work on this anthology – authors don’t get to collaborate very often, or spend much time together, so it’s great to feel like you’re working with friends on an interesting project.
My story, Ina Out of Wonderland, is really important to me: I wanted to write about the real little girls behind Alice in Wonderland, Alice Liddell and her sisters, and about a place that’s very real to me, Christ Church College.
I’ve made a video about my inspiration, with a reading from the beginning of my story – I really hope you like it.
Happy publication day, Return to Wonderland! I hope you all enjoy falling down the rabbit hole again …